GSViQ was built on the idea that there is a need for an equity research team exclusively focused on the Global Startup Ecosystem. In today’s infobesity age where startups are exploding all over the globe and opinions on startups are a dime a dozen, there is a need for a systematic approach to evaluating startups and their potential. The idea that we can potentially help entrepreneurs, investors, employees take a startup, and make it a success drives us.The GSViQ team first came together over a decade ago. At the time, San Franciso-based investment banking firm ThinkEquity formed an alliance with Candlestick Research based out of India. Under the guidance of GSViQ President Gopi Pepakayala and his partners, Candlestick quickly became an integral part of ThinkEquity’s analysis of companies and potential investment opportunities.